1. Disney, EMI Plan Multiple 'Narnia' Soundtracks

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media and EMI Music are teaming to create two soundtracks for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media and EMI Music are teaming to create two soundtracks for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The…

  2. Minogue Recovering From Breast Cancer Surgery

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue spent the weekend recuperating after successful breast cancer surgery Friday at a Melbourne hospital. Her surgeon is confident the cancer had been caught in time. Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue spent the weekend recuperating after successful breast cancer…

  3. Hot Product

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sleater-Kinney Out Of The 'Woods' "I definitely think we wanted to do something that was challenging and creative and kind of took our musicianship up a notch, where we were doing things that weren't straightforward and weren't really easy for us," says Sleater…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips. 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards, the music industry gongs that celebrate composers. The even is staged by the Briti 2003 - The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal…

  7. Billboard Bits: Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavett'

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavett' Anita Baker has confirmed plans for something that's been a long time coming. With the exception of a handful of 2002 shows, a set of June and July dates mark the R&B artist's first scheduled outing in more than a dozen years.…

  8. Judge May Sanction Jackson Attorney

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said today (May 20) he may sanction lead defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. for misrepresenting the terms under which the pop star waived confi The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said today (May 20) he may…

  9. Madness Inks With V2, New Album In Works

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Esteemed U.K. ska act Madness has signed with V2, which is eyeing a July 19 North American release for an as-yet-untitled new album from the original lineup of the group. Esteemed U.K. ska act Madness has signed with V2, which is eyeing a July 19 North American release for an as-yet-untitled…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. ANTHONY VS. BACKSTREET BOYS Hi Fred, I just noticed the sudden resurgence of "Incomplete" on Billboard's Hot 100. Do you think this has something to do with Anthony Fedorov singing this song on "American Idol" a…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  12. Billboard Bits: Shakira, Dido, Sarah Harmer, Gucci Mane

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Shakira, Dido, Sarah Harmer, Gucci Mane An Olympic setting is planned for the June 5 world premiere of the latest CD from Shakira, "Fijacion Oral," released in North America two days later via Epic. Shakira will perform three songs at Madrid's Puerta de Alcala square as…

  13. Minogue Faces Imminent Cancer Operation

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis, international pop star Kylie Minogue is expected to undergo an operation this week in Melbourne. Up to this point, tests confirm that the disease has not spre In the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis, international pop star Kylie Minogue is expected…

  14. Jackson Witness Testifies About Inconsistencies

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser complained that she and her children were being kept away from the pop star during the time period prosecutors say one of her sons was being molested, a witness The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser complained that she and her children were…

  15. CHART BEAT

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Nine Inch Nails, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson and Kelly Osbourne. 'MISSISSIPPI' QUEEN: Faith Hill rewrites the record books as her new single, "Mississippi Girl," becomes the highest-debuting…

  16. LaBelle Offers Up 'Classic Moments' On New CD

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Soul diva Patti LaBelle revisits a host of favorites on her upcoming album, "Classic Moments." Soul diva Patti LaBelle revisits a host of favorites on her upcoming album, "Classic Moments." Due June 21 via Def Soul Classics, the 13-track set is led by a duet with Mary J.…

  17. 'Hollaback' Has Singles Chart Staying Power

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" has again fended off all comers to remain the No. 1 single in the United States. For a fourth consecutive week, the cut tops Billboard's Hot 100, as well as the Pop 100 and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" has again fended off all comers…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 2004 - Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls…

  19. Goldfrapp Sets September For New Album

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electronic pop outfit Goldfrapp will return with its third album this fall. U.K. electronic pop outfit Goldfrapp will return with its third album this fall. Due Sept. 20 via Mute, "Supernature" will be led by first single "Ooh La La," which will be commercially…

  20. Young Cousin Testifies At Jackson Trial

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A young cousin of Michael Jackson testified at the pop star's child molestation trial today (May 18) that he saw Jackson's accuser and the boy's brother fondle themselves in a guest cottage at the sin A young cousin of Michael Jackson testified at the pop star's child…

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